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Aaron Boone admitted to having a sadistic taste in entertainment at his first press conference of the New York Yankees’ 2019 season.

Aaron Case

If New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone ever asks you to Netflix and chill, don’t do it. He’ll have you watching twisted, dark movies like Fever Pitch, which is anything but chill.

Boone told reporters on Thursday that he intentionally watched the Boston Red Sox celebration of their 2018 World Series victory on TV.

“…I certainly made a point even to watch the World Series and the Red Sox celebrate and watch them on the podium. I don’t know whether it was to torture myself or what, but I made sure I watched it.”

The second-year skipper went on to offer a possible explanation for why he didn’t change the channel that October night.

 “…To watch a team you know so well and is certainly one of your rivals celebrate where you want to be, I think that adds a little fuel to the fire, certainly.”

Yankees fans certainly hope that fire burns all the way to a 28th ring in 2019. And Boone has a talent-packed roster with which to stoke the flames.

The Baby Bombers—Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Luis Severino—are all a year older. The even younger Yankees, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, can build on their incredible rookie campaigns.

Newcomers like James Paxton and Adam Ottavino give Boone extra weapons to wield against the rest of the MLB.

Oddsmakers and sabermetric projection tools also agree that the Yankees are set up to succeed in the coming season.

Boone’s desire to exact baseball revenge on his rivals could be the spark that sets this smoldering dynasty fully ablaze.

Or maybe he just likes watching super depressing TV shows.

Freelance editor and writer, and full-time Yankees fan. Originally from Monticello, NY, but now lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.